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Barbecues Make You Fat Pigs: Which Is The Whole Point Of Them

by | 27th, August 2014

SO the Daily Mail tells us: we’re total and complete grossouts when we eat a barbecue. We eat far more at one than we do at a normal meal. All of which is terribly interesting but it is rather missing the point about a barbecue isn’t it? That they’re supposed to be the times when we pig out? It’s a bit like saying that we have more calories at dinner than we do with a lunchtime sandwich: that’s the bloody point!

It may not come as a surprise that a diet of sausages and ribs could leave you, well, a little porky.

But you probably didn’t realise that we eat up to three times more at a barbecue than in a normal meal.

A survey found we consume as many as 1,800 calories at a barbecue, while a typical meal at home has 500 to 700 calories.

The five top barbecue foods were burgers in buns, sausages, salad, potato salad and coleslaw, the study found. A plate with one portion of each has around 900 calories.

Given the time it takes to light the fire (given the safety precautions, hopefully without that squirt of petrol), get the charcoal going and all of that it would be a bit strange if we didn’t then settle down for a proper gorge when we did do that BBQ al fresco stuff. I’ve certainly never managed to get all the prep and cooking done in under two hours and when we compare that with the time it takes to make a pot noodle….or heck, even a spag bog….I’d be pretty pissed off if everyone had a sausage and a scoop of coleslaw and called it quits.

What next in amazing revelations? We eat more cake at a birthday party than we do at a church service? Drink more booze at a party than we do in court? Eat more food at an eating party than we so while jogging?

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer Comment | TrackBack | Permalink